Scottish Sixteen Squeeze Into Phonebox, Earn Record

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sixteen girls belonging to a Scottish skipping group have broken the world record for the number of people squeezed into a traditional British red phonebox.

Members of "Skip 2 the Beat" skipping group in Banffshire, Scotland on Friday used the iconic phonebox made famous in the Burt Lancaster film 'Local Hero'.

The girls decided to pick an iconic spot for the record attempt and settled on the phonebox which is located on a coastal road in the village of Pennan.

The feat is no longer considered an official record by the Guinness Book of World Records, so Friday's result will remain unofficial.

However the girls did beat the previous unofficial record of 14 people, set in Edinburgh in 2003.

Before that attempt 12 people held the record in Germany in 1997.

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